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Newly appointed Danish Ambassador calls on Foreign Minister and State Minister for Foreign Affairs

The newly appointed Ambassador of Denmark to Bangladesh Mikael Hemniti called on Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, MP and State Minister for Foreign affairs Md. Shahriar Alam MP at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today.

During the call on, the Foreign Minister recalled his visit to Copenhagen and the fruitful meeting with the Danish Foreign Minister in early September this year. He Stressed that regular exchange of high-level visits from both sides would further enhance the existing friendly relations between the two countries.

Through the ambassador, the Foreign Minister requested the Danish government for technical assistance and technology transfer for promoting Green growth/development in Bangladesh. In that context, he express deep satisfaction at the ongoing consultations between the Danish Embassy and the Ministry about a Green growth Conference to be jointly organized in March 2017 in Dhaka.

Mahmood Ali also informed the ambassador that Bangladesh offers a very competitive location for investment and doing business in terms of costs, inputs, human resources, market access, business friendly environment and so on. He invited more Danish investment in power, energy (renewable energy), ship building, industrial waste management, telecommunications, ICT and food processing industries.

During the meeting the Ambassador Mikael Hemniti lauded the faster pace of socio- economic development in Bangladesh.

During the call on with the State Minister for Foreign affairs Md. Shahriar Alam MP, they discussed various issues regarding expanding trade and business between the two countries; latest condition of the readymade garments industry; production and use of different sources of renewable energy in Bangladesh including biogas, wind and solar energy. The Danish Ambassador appreciated the efforts of the government of Bangladesh for curbing terrorism. He mentioned that these measures have improved the situation.

Congratulating the new Ambassador on his appointment to Bangladesh both the Ministers welcomed him at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and assured to extend all support from the Ministry so that he can disburse his duties smoothly.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs